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Newsletter 1-11-16

Hi Everyone,

Scroll down to Lazlo's Corner for the announcement on's final broadcast on Live365, and new stuff we are working on.


Thanks to everyone who came to Espresso Joe's Saturday for our first Guitar Pull on 2016! And big thanks to Rob Jennings, Blisstique, Keith Beck, and The Wailing Kids for an amazing evening of music!

The next Guitar Pull at Espresso Joe's will be on Saturday February 13th and feature Thomas Johnston, Renee Maskin, and Tris McCall, with a special acoustic opening set from Little Dipper.

The show is free, all ages, and starts at 7pm sharp.

Espresso Joe's is at 50 West Front Street, in Keyport, NJ.


Check out to download sets from this year's Banding Together webathon, as well as compilations from this year's, and previous webathons. All money raised goes directly into funding research to find a cure for spondylitis.


Latest Updates on

RECOMMENDATION: Staten / Shabazz Talib - "St x ST (What A Time To Be Dead)"
RECOMMENDATION: Cold Weather Company - "wide eyed"
MUSIC VIDEO: Behind The Scenes With Alternative Rock Band Lost Romance At CMJ Music Marathon 2015
RECOMMENDATION: Matt Scuteri - "wild blue"
RECOMMENDATION: Various Artists - "Out Of The Garage Vol One"
RECOMMENDATION: The Clocktown Giants - "Crystalline Clocks" | Pigshell Gods - "One"
RECOMMENDATION: Matt Collaborate - "Come Fill The Cup EP"
RECOMMENDATION: Jimkata - "in motion"
MUSIC VIDEO: Joshua Van Ness - "never be lonely (live @"
RECOMMENDATION: Ignite - "a war against you"
RECOMMENDATION: I Am Too Old to Be Afraid of the Dark - "random tracks"
RECOMMENDATION: The Wailing Kids - "menace"


Lazlo's Corner

On January 30th & 31st will be doing the final broadcast on their internet radio station. Dubbed, “Blowing Up The Radio”, the two day broadcast will feature numerous in-studio guests, as well as playing songs from some of the many New Jersey bands that has been playing over the last 15 years.

It comes with great regret that after recently celebrating our 15th anniversary of being ‘Where NJ Rock Lives’, that we are being forced to shut down the internet radio station component of our site. Rest assured that even though this is the end of our internet radio stream, I am already hard at work on the next phase of how will continue to promote New Jersey’s indie music scene. In fact, below you will see the new way we are trying to do our New Music program that will allow you to stream the entire program, similar to if you were listening on Live365.

As you probably already known, just days after celebrated its 15th anniversary, the Copyright Royalty Board handed down their decision on internet royalties for 2016-2020. The new rates were a steep increase, and a provision for small, hobbyist, broadcasters like, was removed from the new decision. This led to Live365, the host of’s internet radio station, to announce that they were closing on January 31st.

Rather than go out with a whimper, or maudlin retrospective, we decided to have a two day party. I’ve had 15 amazing years doing, and met a lot of amazing local musicians. A handful of the thousands of musicians I have played on over the years will be here during our live broadcast to perform live on the air.

Performers scheduled to appear include:

1L & Chris Rockwell, Catherine Wacha, Deena & Jon (Cucumbers), Diego Allessandro, Fun While You Wait, Jersey Drive, Jonathan Andrew, Mike Oregano, Renee Maskin, Sean Faust, Shotgun Bill, Staten & Shabazz Talib, The Wailing Kids, Tommy Strazza, with more acts to be announced.


Last week we went through our first post-Live365 incarnation of Presents New NJ Music. It was a cut paste playlist from Bandcamp embeds, that did not allow you to listen to the whole show without pushing play on each song.

I am happy to announce that I have since discovered a way to turn all those embeds into one embedded playlist using Playmoss.

Check out the new Presents New Music program

My hope is once I get this streamlined, I can use this same format for Lazlo's Den Presents New Music, and a regular playlist.

As always, would love to get feedback from you on this, as well as any other thoughts & ideas you have for the future of




This week on Presents New NJ Music we have new music from:

1. Cold Weather Company - "wide-eyed"
from their upcoming second album

2. Kyle Cooke - "monologue"
from the album, "warmest winter"

3. I Am Too Old to Be Afraid of the Dark - "four"
from the album, "random tracks"

4. Rob Jennings - "normal conversations"
from the album, "Rob Jennings"

5. Ernston - "surf's up"
from the album, "hamartia"

6. The Clocktown Giants - "crystalline clocks"
from the single, "crystalline clocks"

7. Little Rooney - "norms house"
from the single, "pissbaby"

8. Teenage Halloween - "tiki party"
from the album, "it was weird, but it worked"

9. Killin' It - "funky bass"
from the EP, "dead last"

10. Goodbye The Band - "tamra lynn"
from the album, "death to johnny american: 2007-09"

11. 23 Missed Calls - "like sheep"
from the single, "ridding"

12. Pigshell Gods - "halfway"
from the EP, "one"

13. Matt Scuteri - "into the fire"
from the album, "wild blue"

14. Staten - "solace"
from the album, "st x st (what a time to be dead)"

15. Shabazz Talib - "radio ft. Staten (prod. Dopant Beats)"
from the album, "st x st (what a time to be dead)"

16. Just The Messenger - "new shit!"
from the album, "just the beginning"


This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music Week we have new music from:

No new show this week. Looking into doing this show similar to our new Presents New NJ Music



That's all for this week folks.